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    October 4, 2012
    5:00 - 5:29pm PDT  

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now, while the instant cbs news poll found that governor romney won by a 2-1 margin, we asked the question, why? we found it may not be based on what was said during the debate but, rather, on the nonverbal communication. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the body language started strong. friendly with the two candidates standing locked in a handshake. >> how you are saying something was often times more important than what you were saying. >> reporter: but cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says if you were to rate the candidates strictly on their nonverbal communication after that, former governor romney was the clear winner. >> he was energetic. he smiled a lot. and he seemed full of pep for the president. >> reporter: he says romney frequently looked at the president, kept his head up and appeared engaged while the president kept his eyes down cast. >> and when you combine looking down with a frown, while the other person on the other screen is smiling and looking
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directly at you and also attacking you at the moment, it looks like you're not liking what you're hearing. >> reporter: there were signs of warmth from the president. >> you saw the president occasionally catch himself not smiling. he would catch it. he has a great warm smile. >> the last point i'd make before -- >> two minutes is up, sir. >> no. i think i had five seconds before you interrupted me -- was -- [ laughter ] >> reporter: but even in the final moments, some critics say that the president emerged from his podium too soon. >> when it was over, the president was first out to go and meet governor romney and governor romney took his time coming around which made it look as if he was in control and the president was eager to congratulate him on a good performance but i actually think that the president was just happy to be done with it. >> reporter: tuman's prediction we'll see a much more engaged president in the next debate on the 16th, possibly lots of smiles. if you want to talk about words, how about the ones we did not hear? romney's taxes, bain capital,
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47%, we didn't hear any of that. and what could have actually helped the president is if he had talked about women's reproductive rights because polls show a huge amount of support among female voters. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. a warm furry reunion in san jose after a family's horrifying discovery their beloved dog had been stolen in a burglary. len ramirez on how meeko made it back home. >> reporter: the mother of the little girl whose dog was stolen during a burglary a couple of days ago kept telling her daughter despite how bad it looked that this could still have a happy ending that there are still good people in the world. that turned out to be very prophetic today when the dog came back home. 10-year-old marisa knew something was up when she came home from school and found a crowd in her front yard. then her hopes and prayers were answered when her sister appeared at the front door holding her beloved meeko. >> thank you. thank you to everybody!
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who made this happen. >> reporter: the dog had been stolen during a burglary at the south san jose home on monday thanks to news coverage of the story yesterday, a woman who found meeko running loose in a target parking lot in loss banos returned the dog today. >> i recognized the dog from the picture that they put up. it was really -- >> reporter: what did you think you had to do? >> i had to return it. i seen her face. she was really sad. and i was like, oh.... i need to return it. it was the right thing to do. >> reporter: in a tearful plea, marisa had offered her piggy became for the dog's safe return. san jose police and firefighters and city council members upped the reward to $6,000. marisa and her family couldn't believe that something good came out of a bad family episode. were you surprised? >> yeah. i'm just happy that he's safe and he's back and our family was apart. he is going to be safe no matter what now.
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>> reporter: now, the woman from los banos who returned the dog today says that she is going to put that reward money to good use. allen, her own children got attached to the dog when they found it yesterday after only a couple of days. and so she is going to use that money to go buy them a new puppy. >> len, i can't tell you how many people have asked me, what kind of breed is that little dog? i read it, they call it a yorkie shih tzu mix. >> reporter: it is a mix. it's a cute mix. it's one of those things where that dog just has a face that could you recognize. and that is exactly what happened. the woman looking at her mobile phone saw a news report called it in and you saw the happy reunion today. >> yeah. good all the way around. len, thanks. the man who will lead 400,000 bay area catholics officially took over today. salvatore cordileone was installed as archbishop of san francisco in a three-hour mass
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that included ancient church ritual. cbs 5 reporter mark sayre on a day of ceremony and protest. mark. >> reporter: well, elizabeth, the installation of san francisco's new archbishop met by protestors as well as a counterprotest from those welcome him here. archbishop salvatore cordileone walked inside the front doors of st. mary's cathedral at the beginning of the installation ceremony part of the formal tradition of this service and just a few hundred feway prestors let it be known that they are sappoied by the choice of this particular archbishop formerly the bishop of oakland because of his work on california's same-sex marriage ban pr 8. the archbishop himself did not mention me-sex marriage in his welcoming address but he did address his own recent dui arrest in san diego. >> i cannot, though, adequately express my gratitude to you all for the outpouring of love, support and promises of prayers i received in the wake of the
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regrettable mistake in judgment i made with regard to my driving and for which i apologize. >> he is about the most antigay catholic person they could find to do this. this is done with a reason to tell gay families they will never be treated equally in this country. >> reporter: now, this three- hour ceremony was attended by the vatican's ambassador to the united states as well as two cardinals. so what does this mean for the future of relationships between the catholic archdiocese in san francisco and others? we'll have that at 6:00. thank you. today an embattled oakland police department stepped before the public and responded to a long list of complaints. from an uptick in crime to a growing public outcry over police shootings, the department has been battered with criticism in recent weeks. that includes the federal monitor's report that raised questions about the department's own internal investigations. >> it's not been easy. it's been challenging but there's no one here that's ducking from the responsibility.
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we all want the same thing. the judge wants the same thing. i want the same thing. i want our offices to practice constitutional policing. >> chief jordan added the department has not had enough time to review the entire report. two homicides in four hours put san jose's murder rate at 36 for the year. the first shooting happened about 8:30 last night on south 2nd street in east san fernando street. then shortly after midnight a man was shot and killed outside his friend's birthday party at a home on doburn avenue. police think that one is gang relate. they say this is part of the worst spike of violence in years. many blame resent cuts to the police department. >> the fact that we don't have violent crimes enforcement team that we know about anymore is an indication to some gang members they can commit new acts of violence freely. >> the police are still searching for suspects in both shootings. experts blame a complicated
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mix of refinery outages and pipeline problems for the dramatic rise at the pump. but for drivers, it's far less complicated. another 8 cents hike in gas prices in just past 24 hours. on september 30th, the average price for a gallon of regular in california was around $4.14. now we're closing in on $4.45. if it's any relief, we are seeing the highest price in the los angeles area, the highest average price in california history $4.61 back in 2008. we make it easy for you to find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. go to cbssf.com/gas. enter your zip code and get the best local prices. the traffic is going to be gridlocked this weekend. the one thing you should do before you head out on the roads. >> it is rush hour over the bay area as a strong onshore flow is bringing in that marine layer once again. guess what it's going to get stronger as we head toward the weekend. so many events going on.
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what's the weather looking like? there is a chance of rain in the extended forecast. let you know when coming up. >> patients treating back pain now at risk for meningitis. the tainted steroid that's made its way to california. and the symptoms of this rare fungal meningitis. ,,,,,,
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ra tonight investigators are warning hundreds if not thousands of patients could be at risk for a rare meningitis infection. the culprit, a tainted steroid drug often used to alleviate lower back pain. dr. kim mulvihill reports, vials of the medication were shipped here to california. reporter: sue manor is waiting to see if she gets meningitis. >> i just sort of thought okay we're going to research. and, of course, the more i researched it, the more worried i get. >> reporter: manor is one of 400 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been exposed it a rare form of fungal meningitis
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which is not contagious. 35 cases in six states, five died all sick after getting epidural steroid injections most for low back pain. >> none of us have seen anything like this where a medication injected into the cerebrospinal fluid has caused infection. so we're in new territory here. >> reporter: the drug came from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. federal investigators found fungal contaminants in unopened vials at the facility. today the fda announced that the pharmacy shipped some of the suspect medication to 23 states including california. if you had an epidural steroid injection since july, this is what you need to know. it's an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. symptoms are severe, worsening headaches, nausea, dizziness, fever. in some cases symptoms might mimic a stroke with slurred speech and difficulty with walking, showing up within one
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to four weeks. >> perhaps some patients and certainly some doctors wouldn't think of meningitis right away if the patient presented primarily with those kinds of symptoms. >> reporter: to date, there have been no reports of illness in california. we don't know at this point where the drug was shipped in california but health experts expect to see more cases. if you have any symptoms or pain, tenderness or swelling at the injection site call your doctor to see if were you given a shot from a suspect vial. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5. >> you see this? get used to it this weekend the busy, busy couple of days in san francisco. >> and stretching your paycheck. don't get sucked into the health kick at the grocery store. the five health claims you shouldn't buy into. ,,
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vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number.
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lucky enough to be outside see him? hear him? the famed blue angels back in the bay area and if you were lucky enough to be outside for a while today, you may have caught a little glimpse of their roaring practice routine. the navy jet pilots will showcase their extraordinaire row battics above the bay this weekend flying at times only 18 inches apart. all right. call it the perfect storm. san francisco playing host to a lot of high-profile events this weekend. we have fleet week, play-off
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baseball, america's cup, street fairs, more than that. there could be more than a million people coming into the city. cbs 5's mike sugerman with the warning chp wants you to take heed of. mike. reporter: i'm south of market and you see the traffic. someone told me it took them 45 minutes to go a mile. that might be good practice for this weekend. the bay area is a popular place to come on weekends but it may never be as popular as it is this weekend when upwards of a million people are expected for a visit. there is a lot going on. so i have come up to twin peaks which is the highest part of the city to give you a sort of aerial view of what's going on this weekend. we have two giants games at&t park saturday and sunday. fleet week up in the air near the embarcadero. the america's cup in the bay. we got two big cruise ships coming in at the cruise terminal. we have a fair -- the castro street fair in the castro district. and hardly strictly bluegrass which is a big concert in
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golden gate park. other side of the bay is a cal game on saturday. look a little further south, sunday, football game, candlestick house, full house for the 49ers. we have a madonna concert in san jose on sunday. there's a half a marathon they are going to be running in san jose, as well. >> if you can, try to arrange for public transportation, try to find a carpool, drive with people, if you are planning to come to events here in the city. >> reporter: law enforcement will be out in force. if you can't take bart, muni, caltrain or anything else, you don't drive, here's a simple tip. fill your gas tank! sounds like a big doh, but you would be surprised. >> traffic slows down, people start to idle. they are on the road for a little longer than they anticipated. just make sure you have a full tank of gas before you get started. >> reporter: you run out of gas on the road, you're stuck. tow trucks are going to get stuck in traffic, too. but just in case, there will be extra tow trucks out there this
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weekend. but fill your tank. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. all that traffic could put bart on track to break some records. ken bastida is live with mobile5 to show us how the transit agency is gearing up for the weekend. ken. reporter: hi, liz. we're up here on the platform of the daly city bart station. 419,000 people rode bart yesterday. that is a record. you had the oracle people in town, the as game over in oakland. but they expect to blow that up record this weekend with all the people in town that mike has been talking about. you know all the events. lionel armstrong says i ride bart every day i don't care i'm going to ride it on the weekend, too. >> a lot of activities going on. we got the giants. as. we got the blue angels. we got the america's cup as well. >> reporter: that's right. you are taking bart. are you going to be chancing going into the city this weekend? >> yup, more than likely.
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we have visitors from chicago so they will be going downtown to see some of the activities going on. >> reporter: so what's bart going to do it pick up the slack? they are going to begin tomorrow night not taking any chances. they are going to add 12 special event trains beginning then. and then they're also going to take those six- and seven-car trains they run on saturdays and sundays and make them 10- car trains adding capacity. they expect to do about a half million riders just saturday and sunday alone. reporting live from the bart station here in daly city mobile5, ken bastida, back to you. >> a complete schedule of fleet week activities is on our website at cbssf.com/fleet. you can also find a guide to the america's cup race and other events happening in the city this weekend. cbs 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow 5 meteorologist paul deanno, the pressure is on. >> here's the problem. we have low pressure moving in which is going to make this
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weekend chilly. not only fill up your gas tank. think about a light jacket. if you think it's chilly today, it's going cooler on the weekend. live look outside we have sunshine but started off cloudy. and look at concord. you were 100 degrees two days ago. right now you're only 68. livermore 72. san jose 71. santa rosa 66. here's that two-day temperature drop. concord on tuesday 100. today a high of only 71. san jose two days ago you were 96. 21 degrees cooler today. so the cooldown has now enveloped the santa clara valley and also our inland communities. mountain view tonight 55. wake-up tomorrow in san jose 55. bus stop temperature in fairfield down to 53 degrees. a lot of cloud cover as the onshore flow is increasing. look at it all. it's burning back to the coastline right now but it will shove inland once again tonight. and the next several days are going to be similar to what we have today. low pressure off to our west but it's getting closer to us. as it does, it's going to pick up more of that onshore flow keep us in the 60s all afternoon long near the bay and keep us only in the mid- to
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upper 70s in our inland communities and just don't worry about the coast. it will be cloudy for a while. then low pressure moves over us. that forecast hasn't changed. if anything it's more of a direct hit than yesterday. that means a shower chance for the top of next week, monday and tuesday. a chance of showers coming up and temperatures going down even more. so this actually will be one of our warmer days. oakland tomorrow 65 degrees. san jose 71. and concord 73. all about 5 to 7 degrees cooler than average. sunnyvale tomorrow some afternoon sunshine, 70. palo alto 69. union city 68 degrees. walnut creek only 73 tomorrow. friday in dublin 74 degrees for a high with some afternoon sunshine. mill valley down to 69. daly city only 60. and alameda a high of 66 degrees tomorrow. the weekend will be dry but the weekend will also be chilly. we're looking at highs generally in the mid- to upper 70s inland, mid- to upper 60s in the bay and there's that chance of rain next monday and tuesday. rain moves out but the cooler weather will stick around
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wednesday and thursday. one of of these big events this week is fleet week and reporting live from alameda is roberta gonzales. good evening. >> reporter: hi there, paul. actually i was in alameda a little earlier today because we had our convoy from san francisco with the marines to alameda. then i made my way back here because i'm now aboard the macon island in san francisco. this ship is huge. it's basically a city on water when it is out at sea. it is about 840 feet long. [ signal breakup ] roughly about the size of three of football fields back to back. coming up at 6:00 tonight, only right here on cbs 5 will you see this. we are going to take you on a personal tour of the flight deck and only other way you can see that is if you come here for fleet week from tomorrow through sunday. reporting from the macon island in san francisco, roberta gonzales, cbs 5. >> big stuff. >> yeah. >> so much going on it's almost mind numbing. i might watch a movie stay home. >> exactly. rent a dvd. julie?
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>> well, stretching your paycheck at the grocery store just because they claim it's healthy doesn't mean it is. coming up, the five common gimmicks that may waste your money.
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many shoppers may a premium for foods advertised as healthy and good. are they worth it? cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with five health claims you shouldn't buy into. reporter: scan the aisles and it seems suddenly everything at the supermarket is on a health kick. >> the nutritional value. >> to stay healthy. >> there is a big emphasis on health. >> reporter: this registered dietician says not all the claims nor highly touted ingredients are really worth paying extra for. >> it's really all about marketing and just getting the consumer to buy their products. >> reporter: number one on the list of the top five offenders, olive oil. it's front and center on many cracker boxes these days. the only problem -- >> there is not a whole lot of olive oil in there. reporter:
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ingredients. it's the second-to-last ingredient in these crackers. and dead last in these. claim number 2, made wit real fruit. it's all over the market. >> the real fruit is lemon peel. >> reporter: turns out that's something that's all too common. >> you will see what's in it is apple concentrate or, you know, flavoring or something that contains a remnant of a fruit. >> reporter: "all natural" is only regulated when it comes to meat and poultry. it doesn't many anything in everything else. fourth on the list the phrase added vitamins and nutrients. sounds like a good idea but many of those additions don't help your body or your wallet. take this vitamin water. >> the average person is getting more than enough of these in other foods they are eating every day. >> reporter: and rounding out the top five list, made with whole grains. really that just means there's some whole grain somewhere in the product. if you really want whole grains, you want to make sure
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it's the first item on the ingredients. >> fruit remnants. that's a new one. >> dusting of fruit particles. >> reporter: i'm sure we can ask dr. kim there has to be something in a lemon peel that's good for just maybe it's vitamin c. >> thanks. ,,,,,,,,,,
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site.
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cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. prop 38 is an opportunity of a generation. san francisco right now" and it's just going to get e crowded. how much money the city stands to bank, from af the high-profile events this weekend.
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some bay area voters are geg this in the mail: it says, your precinct has no polling place. so what does this me? we clear the confusion. those stories, and much mor- tonight at 6 o'clock. thanks for watching. the cbs evening news with scott pely is next. remember the latest news and weather is always on cbs s-f dot-com. (regular) (live)